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The Butte Creek is a crucial tributary of the Sacramento River, located in the Upper Butte watershed of California. This creek is known for its diverse habitats, including riparian forests, meadows, wetlands, and rocky outcrops. The Butte Creek is home to a variety of fish species, including Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and green sturgeon. The creek is also home to numerous bird species, such as the bald eagle, osprey, and great blue heron. Visitors to the Butte Creek can enjoy a range of activities, such as hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and wildlife photography. The creek also provides a critical source of irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural communities.

One of the unique features of the Butte Creek is its series of waterfalls, including the impressive 30-foot Butte Creek Falls. The creek also has several popular swimming holes, such as the deep pool at the base of the falls. Visitors can also explore the nearby Butte Creek Canyon, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Another popular attraction is the Honey Run Covered Bridge, a historic wooden bridge that spans the Butte Creek and is the only three-span covered bridge in California. Overall, the Butte Creek is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering a rich variety of natural and cultural attractions.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-23T07:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Hot conditions, with high temperatures 100 to 112 and warm overnight low temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 80s. * WHERE...Central Sacramento Valley, Motherlode, Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley, Northern Sacramento Valley, Northern San Joaquin Valley, and Southern Sacramento Valley. * WHEN...Until 11 PM PDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses will be possible, especially for groups that are sensitive to heat. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Widespread Major HeatRisk is expected. This level of heat could impact outdoor activities.

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